Sustainable Urban Food Systems
Edited by Mustafa Koc, Rod MacRae, Luc J.A. Mougeot, and Jennifer Welsh
Disponible en français
The 20th century has witnessed a massive growth in urban populations. In 1990, one-third of the world's people lived in cities of one million or more. As well, hunger and malnutrition are on the increase worldwide, as the global food system fails to satisfy the growing demand of the urban consumer.
For Hunger-proof Cities is the first book to fully examine food security from an urban perspective. It examines existing local food systems and ways to improve the availability and accessibility of food for city dwellers. It looks at methods to improve community-supported agriculture and cooperation between urban and rural populations. It explores what existing marketing and distribution structures can do to improve accessibility and what the emerging forms of food-distribution systems are, and how they can contribute to alleviating hunger in the cities. Finally, the book discusses the underlying structures that create poverty and inequality and examines the role of emergency food systems, such as food banks.
For Hunger-proof Cities includes contributions from farmers and professors, young activists and experienced business leaders, students and policymakers, and community organizers and practitioners. It will interest academics and students in sociology, politics, economics, environmental studies, social work, nutrition and dietetics, urban planning, and health sciences; practitioners in dietetics, nutrition, public health, and social services; community organizations and NGOs working in food systems; and governmental and international organizations working in food policy and food security.
Mustafa Koc is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada, where he directs the Centre for Studies in Food Security.
Rod MacRae is Director of the Toronto Food Policy Council, Toronto, Canada.
Read an interview with Rod MacRae from Reports Online.
Luc J.A. Mougeot is Senior Program Specialist at the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada. Dr Mougeot leads IDRC's program in urban agriculture: Cities Feeding People.
Jennifer Welsh is Professor and Director of the School of Nutrition, Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada.
Acknowledgments Mustafa Koc 2000
Introduction: Food Security Is a Global Concern Mustafa Koc, Rod MacRae, Luc J.A. Mougeot et Jennifer Welsh 2000
PART 1 : THE CONCEPT OF URBAN FOOD SECURITY
For Self-reliant Cities: Urban Food Production in a Globalizing South Luc J.A. Mougeot 2000
Urban Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa Daniel Maxwell 2000
Combining Social Justice and Sustainability for Food Security Elaine M. Power 2000
PART 2 : LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS
Promoting Sustainable Local Food Systems in the United States Kenneth A. Dahlberg 2000
Community Agriculture Initiatives in the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, United Kingdom Laura Davis, John Middleton and Sue Simpson 2000
Developing an Integrated, Sustainable Urban Food System: The Case of New Jersey, United States Michael W. Hamm et Monique Baron 2000
Public Policy and the Transition to Locally Based Food Networks Ellie Perkins 2000
PART 3 : URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE
Urban Agriculture in the Seasonal Tropics: The Case of Lusaka, Zambia A.W. Drescher 2000
The Contribution of Urban Agriculture to Gardeners, Their Households, and Surrounding Communities: The Case of Havana, Cuba Angela Moskow 2000
Agriculture in the Metropolitan Park of Havana, Cuba Harahi Gamez Rodriguez 2000
People at the Centre of Urban Livestock Projects Alison Meares 2000
Measuring the Sustainability of Urban Agriculture Rachel A. Nugent 2000-01-01
PART 4 : ACCESSIBILITY AND URBAN FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Food Banks as Antihunger Organizations Winston Husbands 2000
Bottlenecks in the Informal Food-transportation Network of Harare, Zimbabwe Shona L. Leybourne et Miriam Grant 2000
From Staple Store to Supermarket: The Case of TANSAS in Izmir, Turkey Mustafa Koc et Hulya Koc 2000
A Nonprofit System for Fresh-produce Distribution: The Case of Toronto, Canada Kathryn Scharf 2000
PART 5 : ECOLOGICAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS
Urban Food, Health, and the Environment: The Case of Upper Silesia, Poland Anne C. Bellows 2000
Reuse of Waste for Food Production in Asian Cities: Health and Economic Perspectives Christine Furedy, Virginia Maclaren et Joseph Whitney 2000
How Meat-centred Eating Patterns Affect Food Security and the Environment Stephen Leckie 2000
Farming the Built Environment Elizabeth Graham 2000
PART 6: ENGENDERING THE FOOD SYSTEM
Gender and Sustainable Food Systems: A Feminist Critique Penny Van Esterik 2000
Women Workers in the NAFTA Food Chain Deborah Barndt 2000
Canadian Rural Women Reconstructing Agriculture Karen L. Krug 2000
PART 7: THE POLITICS OF FOOD AND FOOD POLICY
Contemporary Food and Farm Policy in the United States Patricia Allen 2000
Policy Failure in the Canadian Food System Rod MacRae 2000
Urban Agriculture as Food-access Policy Desmond Jolly 2000
PART 8 : TOWARD FOOD DEMOCRACY
Reaffirming the Right to Food in Canada: The Role of Community-based Food Security Graham Riches 2000
Youth, Urban Governance, and Sustainable Food Systems: The Cases of Hamilton and Victoria, Canada Zita Botelho 2000
Food Policy for the 21st Century: Can It Be Both Radical and Reasonable? Tim Lang 2000
Appendix 1 . Abstracts 2000
Appendix 2 . Contributing Authors 2000
Appendix 3 . Acronyms and Abbreviations 2000